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Post Haste – An Art Project April 30, 2012

When was the last time you got a handwritten letter in the mail? In response to the proposed closure of 3,700 post offices and the layoffs to follow, eight Bay Area artists were invited to use the U.S. Postal Service as an analogy for decaying public institutions and our relationship to civil engagement in a digital age. The exhibition, Post Haste, will include new media, mixed media, sculpture and participatory works. It will be open to the public at the MacArthur B Arthur Gallery in Oakland, CA, from May 4 to 28 and is curated by Jayna Swartzman.

Post Haste

The U.S. Postal Service has struggled to remain relevant since the advent of digital media. Today, lightning-fast communication has replaced old-fashioned civilities, like physical correspondence and direct human interaction, because they often seem cumbersome and archaic in comparison. Post Haste examines these orphaned systems, like the Post Office, that once relied on actual, genuine human beings who are now being replaced by automated, whizz-bang electronic processes.

The artists in Post Haste will explore the USPS as a public service, through both traditional and contemporary methods, looking at civic centerpieces and government mechanisms that are no longer — at least physically — as present as they once were in ordinary life.

Check out their very cool video summary of this project – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/posthaste/post-haste/widget/video.html

And visit their Kickstarter page

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Our “2 Cents” on Rising Stamp Prices July 24, 2009

TwoCentsSo the price of US stamps has gone up again, this increase is 2 cents per stamp.  Here’s an article reporting the 2 cent increase.  And Here’s the History of US Stamp prices.  This means that instead of paying 42 cents for a stamp, we’re now paying 44 cents to mail a letter to your loved ones, friends, family or business colleagues. You’ll also recall stamp prices going up 1 cent in May of last year as well (see our blog on that previous 1 cent increase).

It’s not too hard to get someone to give you their 2 cents on things. Here are a number of sites where people freely offer up their 2 cents on a variety of topics ranging from life, politics, media, information, marketing, food, dolls, books, race cars, public relations, and just about anything else.

My 2 Cents – musings on marketing, media, public relations….and life.

2 Cents Worth – Teaching & learning in the new information landscape.

2 Cents for Change – Give your 2 cents, get back change.

My 2 Cents – Flex programming made easy.

If you are interested in our 2 cents, here you go.  iwiLetter.com has NOT increased the cost of sending a letter so this means you save 2 cents every time you send a letter using iwiLetter!  Why not save those pennies and send your next letter via iwiLetter.com.  After all, a penny saved, can be a penny earned!

And that’s our 2 cents on this!

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